Castle Hill

Local nameЗамкова гора
LocationHalytskyi District, Lviv, Ukraine

The Lviv High Castle is a historic castle located on the top of the Castle Hill of the city of Lviv. It is currently the highest point in the city, 413 metres above sea level. The castle currently stands in ruins.

The High Castle is proximate to the centre of Lviv, formerly being surrounded by a fortification wall. The Castle Hill took its name from the High Castle, which used to be located on the hill from the 13th century to the late 19th century. The castle was a main defensive fort of the city during its existence.

As it follows from Rus' Chronicles, the first fortifying structures appeared on the Castle Hill in the time Halych-Volhynia, and were built by Leo I of Halych from wood. It was originally a wood and soil construction, as most others at that time.

Tags PeakHidden GemRuinsCastle RuinsUNESCO
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Address (Unnamed Road), Львів, Ukraine

Coordinates 49°50'53.419" N 24°2'21.276" E

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